Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas is not giving Burton Albion much of a chance when they take on Manchester City tonight. The Brewers have made it to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after battling their way from the first round of the tournament back in August, where they defeated Shrewsbury Town 2-1 away from home to advance. Consecutive home wins over Aston Villa, Burnley and Nottingham Forest came next before the League One side recorded a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside in the quarter-finals. Their reward is a two-legged tie with Carabao Cup holders Man City, who have won the tournament in three of the previous five seasons. Unsurprisingly, Nicholas - himself a League Cup winner in 1987 - is backing the defending champions to win when the sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night, predicting a 4-0 win for the home side. “Congratulations Burton, but this is where it ends!” Nicholas says his column for Sky Sports. “Pep has turned … [Read more...] about Sky Sports pundit gives Man City vs Burton Albion prediction
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Andrew Robertson has warned Liverpool are ready to go for the jugular in their title showdown with Manchester City . Robertson insists confidence is sky high at Anfield and they will go to the Etihad believing they can win — and take a “huge” step towards winning the Premier League. It is 29 years since Liverpool were last crowned champions and yet Robertson insists that they are not worried about the growing pressure and expectation of being title favourites. WIN £25,000 for FREE with Footie5 - click here to play Robertson said of Thursday's trip to Manchester: “Of course it’s a huge game. If we win, we’re ten points clear of them and of course that’s huge. But also on the flip side they’ll be looking at it that they can close the gap to four points. “Look, they’re a fantastic team, a very experienced team and they’ve been in this position before. They’ve won the title. It’s something that we’ve … [Read more...] about Andy Robertson opens up on “huge” Man City vs Liverpool title showdown
Key Events Team news 19:00 20:01 3 mins minute by minute David Silva sprays a ball to the right for Mahrez, whose volleyed touch is hit with too much power for Bernardo Silva to get onto and Pyatov can collect. 20:00 1 mins minute by minute It's Shakhtar Donetsk who get the match underway from the kick-off! 19:56 Manchester City have won two of their three Champions League encounters with Shakhtar Donetsk, losing the other in December 2017. 19:51 It’s two changes today for Fonseca in their second meeting with Manchester City. In attack, Taison and Bolbat are preferred over Wellington Nem and Fernando. 19:51 Guardiola makes three alterations from the side that beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 in the reverse-fixture on October 23. Mendy and Otamendi are replaced in defence by Zinchenko and Walker and an injury to Kevin De Bruyne means Bernardo Silva starts in midfield. 19:45 SHAKHTAR DONETSK SUBS: Alan Patrick, Dentinho, Bogdan Butko, Davit … [Read more...] about Man City vs Shakhtar live score and updates
Manchester City vs LyonChampions League 2018/19Etihad Stadium Manchester City, the champions of England, kick off their Champions League campaign at home to French side Lyon. Pep Guardiola's side were knocked out of last year's competition by eventual finalists Liverpool, courtesy of a 5-1 aggregate defeat. Success in Europe remains the holy grail for City. Guardiola won this title with Barcelona but is yet to take City beyond the quarter-final stage, and getting off to a winning start in Group F will be key. Scroll down for Standard Sport's comprehensive preview... TV, online and live stream coverage The match will be televised live on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4K UHD. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app. You can also follow all the goals LIVE with Standard Sport. Tickets For Man City ticket information, click here for the club's website. Prediction Betting tips via Betfair | UK users only | Subject to change Man City to … [Read more...] about Man City vs Lyon
Newcastle head to Manchester City on Saturday still looking for their first win of the season. Rafa Benitez’s side have taken just one point from their opening three games and suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup in midweek. And it doesn’t get any easier for the Magpies as a trip to the reigning Premier League champions is next up. Pep Guardiola’s side have made an unbeaten start to the season and are favourites to lift the Premier League title again this term. What time does Manchester City vs Newcastle kick-off? The action gets under way at 5.30pm. It is one of seven Premier League fixtures taking place on Saturday. Is Manchester City vs Newcastle on TV? How can I follow it live? Yes, this one is on TV. The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 with coverage beginning at 5pm. Failing that, you will still be able to follow the action with ChronicleLive on our matchday live blog. We’ll be bringing you all the pre-match … [Read more...] about Is Man City vs Newcastle on TV, what time is kick-off and who is in the teams?